|Poodleplay Arkestra - Conversations With Ice Cream Men [BFW044] - BFW recordings|
All tracks composed/arranged/produced by Poodleplay Arkestra. Total running time: 13:54 The second release on BFW recordings by Manchester's Poodleplay Arkestra is another fantastic EP. And again, hard to define. This is warm ambience - the Jon Hassell/ Brian Eno influence is there, but there is something else that gives this EP a unique character. Get it downloaded! OTHER RELEASES: Windy Miller's Cocaine Years [BFW003] Released 13 April 2009 POODLEPLAY ARKESTRA ON THE WEB: MySpace Poodleplay Ar...
Keywords: poodleplay; arkestra; bfw; recordings; ambient; experimental
|Buben - Out Of Doors [BFW047] - BFW recordings|
The second release on BFW from Vladislav Buben is nothing short of wonderful. The hypnotic drones that appear on 'Emblem' are there, but now coupled with fantastic world beats and deep bass lines. In his own words: When winter goes away and spring comes along, on a dark evening, when the sky is ink-blue and the lemon-looking moon shines upon the landscape, the last snow - the final winter trace - starts falling...
Keywords: vladislav, buben, bfw, recordings, ambient, experimental, out of doors
|Closer Contact - Airports EP [BFW042] - BFW recordings|
Total running time: 42:39 All songs written by Magnus Larsson. Photos taken in Norberg, Sweden, July 2008. 'Twelve' contains parts of 'Ambilous' and 'Ambilous II' by Meteer, used with kind permission from Bjorn Asserhed. The second release on BFW recordings from Closer Contact is another beautiful ambient EP. However, this EP is a collection of much more sparse, minimalist soundscapes - there are very few beats or even rhythms to speak of...
Keywords: closer; contact; airports; ep; bfw; recordings; ambient; experimental; minimal
|Bing Satellites - Twilight Sessions volume 2 [BFW051] - BFW recordings|
The second in the Twilight Sessions series. This is very ambient: long, drawn out pieces that evolve slowly, creating quite an emotive and evocative sound, but with a dub edge. Each piece starts as a blank canvas with no preconceived notion of where the music will go. Notes and noises are played from synths, guitar, voice and samples and fed into one or two loops which repeat and layer and decay. These loops can be quite long, so as a performer I can add notes as I see fit, but only have a cert...
Keywords: bing; satellites; twilight; sessions; ambient; live; chill; dub; experimental
|Alexander - 'Blackwater Mysteries - Quiet But Twisted'|
A collection of four or more dark and moody songs that come somewhere between rock and experimental music. Marvellous stuff!
Keywords: rock; dark; experimental; bfw; recordings; alexander; blackwater; mysteries; quiet; but; twisted
|I Heard Something In The Distance volume 4 - a BFW recordings sampler - BFW recordings|
The fourth compilation from BFW recordings, featuring music from current and future BFW releases, from April to August 2010. This album spans a wide range of music - ambient, IDM, drone, experimental, cinematic, electro, psychedelic rock, post rock and shoegaze. Visit www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/IHeardSomethingInTheDistance/Vol4/ for details on each songs original release.
Keywords: bfw, recordings, compilation, ambient, IDM, drone, indie, post-rock, electro, noise, experimental
|Poodleplay Arkestra - Windy Miller's Cocaine Years EP [BFW003] - BFW Recordings|
First recorded output from Manchester (England) based combo.
Keywords: ambient; experimental
|Returno [BFW141] - MagicVan|
MagicVan returns to BFW with another highly original and entertaining collection of recordings. How to describe this? Well, I have described MagicVan as BFW's Captain Beefheart - a description he has not taken offence too (yet!), so I'm sticking to it. All I suggest is that you download, listen and make up your own mind. There is much more to come from MagicVan over the next few months.
Keywords: bfw; magicvan; experimental
|Beastmaster - Spectral Bullock [BFW057] - BFW recordings|
This EP is no longer available from BFW recordings
Keywords: rock; psychdelic; experimental
Downloads: 131 (1 review)
|The Unlikely Future Of Reverse Engineering [BFW115]|
A nicely chilled, downtempo debut on BFW recordings from Ghostkid. Slow, funky grooves and grainy synths that sound like they have appeared out of the heathaze of mid summer. Special thanks to Graham Marlowe for the samples from his piano tapes.
Keywords: electronic; experimental; IDM
|Deaf3Ants [BFW097] - Elypixa|
Here is the new experimental project from Elypixa. It would be too pretentious to compare himself to Beethoven, but he has inspired Elypixa. Beethoven continued to write, compose music after becoming deaf. That's where Elypixa had an idea - compose an album without listening to what he does, just taking into account the knowledge of its design software. Elypixa randomly selected sounds and synthesizers.....
Keywords: electronic; experimental; bfw
The debut release on BFW from Hadrocodium Wui is of course a compilation of the best tracks from some of the last ten years. This is quite unique and therefore hard to define, but here goes... This album has a chilled ambient background but is coupled with mixed up beats and percussion and an intensity and even a maniacal quality to some of the instrumentation. It draws from a whole range of influences, which makes it an ideal addition to the BFW catalogue...
Keywords: ambient; glitch; experimental
|Meditation For Sea Turtles - i AM esper|
The third release on BFW from i AM esper is another album of heavy guitar drones. As the title suggests, these are much more hypnotic and meditative than the first two releases. But as with those releases, you can lose yourself in the noise. We have much more to come from i AM esper over the next few months.
Keywords: bfw, drone, experimental, ambient
|dep [BFW111] - dep|
The latest experimental electronic album from dep. dep uses a wide variety of sounds and techniques to create some very entertaining and original music. While at times very chilled, this music is immense - it appears to fill a huge physical space while all the while getting inside you head. We are honoured to share this album with you.
Keywords: bfw; electronic; ambient; glitch; experimental
|Time [BFW119] - Bing Satellites|
Bing Satellites returns with the fourth release in as many months. 'Time' is an ambient album but it is emotive and psycheldelic, touched by Bing's love of shoegaze and experimental music. The sounds on this album come from a wide variety of sources - synths, laptop, guitar, clapped ot old keyboards and objects lying around Bing's studio in Manchester.
Keywords: bfw; bing satellites; ambient; experimental
|Hector's Metamorphosis [BFW128] - Poodleplay Arkestra|
A new release from Poodleplay Arkestra is something we always look forward to and this is no exception. 'Hector's Metamorphosis' is an extraordinary collection of six songs. Peaceful, beautiful and whimsical,Poodleplay Arkestra manages to pack so much into 16 minutes. Tell your friends - there is a new Poodleplay Arkestra EP! Poodleplay Arkestra EPs - http://www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/PoodleplayArkestra/HectorsMetamorphosis http://www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/PoodleplayArkestra/Conversatio...
Keywords: bfw; poodleplay arkestra; ambient; experimental
|Buben - Emblem [BFW027]|
Deeply experimental music from Vladislav Buben. Atmospheric and city sounds.
Keywords: buben, emblem, drone, ambient, experimental
|Etudes For The Anima [BFW082] - Lindenberg Munroe|
A new experimental work from musician and composer Lindenberg Munroe. "This album comprises a selection of works done through many years since my time back in Brazil and my recent years here in England. Nonetheless, they are all linked by the same mood; reflective at times with darkness nearby. I am particularly interested in the amalgamation between peace and disturbance and that is why Studies for the Soul (Etudes for the Anima) tries to translate within the scope of sound those feelings." Lin...
Keywords: bfw, lindenberg, munroe, experimental, abstract, minimal
|In Love - Zanoides|
Zanoides return to BFW with a fantastic album of unique and warm electronica. It's been a long time coming but it is definitely worth the wait! Zanoides are: Perdido, Thomas and Zanardi. Recorded between December 2009 and June 2011 - Araraquara and São Carlos, Brazil.
Keywords: bfw; zanoides; electronica; IDM; ambient; experimental
|Snowfall [BFW124] - Cluster One|
The debut on BFW recordings by Cluster One is a two pieces of quiet, abstract ambience.
Keywords: ambient; abstract; experimental; bfw; cluster one
|In Time [BFW092] - Michael Cowhey|
The debut on BFW recordings from Michael Cowhey is a fine collection of mainly quiet, instrumental piano songs interspersed with experimental soundtrack ambience.
Keywords: bfw, michael cowhey, piano, ambience, soundtrack, experimental
|Unless [BFW-79] - Meteer|
After 'Geography', his recent collaboration with Closer Contact, Meteer returns with this new solo EP. This is a stunning collection of deeply chilled, experimental ambient pieces. OTHER RELEASES: Geography (with Closer Contact) [BFW064] Released 9 August 2010 METEER ON THE WEB: soundcloud.com/meteer
Keywords: meteer, bfw, ambient, abstract, experimental, IDM
|5 låtar för Margarethe - Buben|
Vladislav Buben returns to BFW with one of the best and most interesting releases of 2012 (in my humble opinion). Layered electronics, manic voices and saxophones that defy much description. The mini-album by the Belarusian electronic musician Vladislav Buben is dedicated to his Swedish friend Margarethe Műntzing-Kuhn. Vladislav says about Margarethe: “She is the person who with her love and positive attitude to life has influenced me and many others creating a different look at the world aro...
Keywords: bfw; buben; electronic; post electronic; experimental; soundscape
|Ketsa - the x inside [BFW028] - BFW Recordings|
After the success, earlier this year, of his mini-album, 'Eleven', comes the fantastic new release from one of London's most original and interesting producers. Ketsa - 'The X Inside' is a great album. You can hear Ketsa's influences in there but the intricate beats, the ambience, the worldiness and whole warm feeling of these recordings is hard to define. This is a smart album and your ears want you to download it.
Keywords: ketsa; bfw; recordings; ambient; experimental; electronic
|The BFW Christmas Album 2010 - various artists|
A while back, we invited BFW artists and our friends to submit songs for a BFW Christmas Album. We left the scope for these contributions quite wide - you could write a song with a Christmas or Winter feel, or maybe a song for your love ones, or even get out the sleigh bells and croon like Nat King Cole! It just had to be an original song - we aren't doing an album of ambient Christmas carols! What we got has astounded us...
Keywords: christmas; bfw; ambient; shoegaze; electronic; indie; experimental
|A Crossing Of Paths - Tange / Bing Satellites|
The first collaboration between ambient musicians Tange and Bing Satellites - hopefully the first of many. You may know Bing Satellites from his many releases here on BFW recordings. Many of you will be aware of Tange through his catalogue of beautiful ambient music, some of which you can download for free from the wonderful Earth Mantra netlabel. Others will know him through his radio show Mysterious Semblance on StillStream which airs weekly on Friday at midnight UK time (6pm CST)...
Keywords: bfw; tange; bing satellites; ambient; experimental; soundscape
|Accidental Music volume one [BFW083] - Bing Satellites|
Create your own Accidental Music online This is Bing Satellites most experimental work to date.Accidental Music volume one is a collection of three ambient soundscapes - each about half an hour long and each made up of three seperate loops mixed together. They create a sound which varies little but never quite repeats itself. RELEASES:Summer Night [BFW001] Released 1 April 2009Forever EP [BFW002] Released 30 March 2009Slow Motion (remix album) [BFW013] Released 4 August 2009Little Waves EP [BFW0...
Keywords: bing satellites, bfw, ambient, minimalist, experimental, soundscape
|What's Without's Within - Ketsa|
Ketsa returns to BFW with yet another outstanding album. Nearly an hour of beautiful and intricately delicate songs filled with samples, beats and live instruments and percussion. Seriously, you have to listen!
Keywords: ketsa, bfw, recordings, ambient, experimental, IDM
|Echo [BFW101] - Maybe Starry Skies and False Awakening|
"echo" is a split album between Maybe Starry Skies and False Awakening, who share the same love for instrumental acoustic music, as well as ambient post-rock and emotional atmospheres. Cover photography by Julien Roumagnac © (roumagnac.net)
Keywords: ambient; experimental; chill; post-rock; bfw
Downloads: 1,573 (1 review)
|Developments In Calligraphy - Poodleplay Arkestra|
The sublime new EP from Manchester's Poodleplay Arkestra. Once again, so much beauty if crammed into such a short space of time. Although Poodleplay Arkestra draws influence from a wide range of music, the sound is completely original and unique. I know many people will be looking forward to this EP and they will not be disappointed. Just wonderful!. View on BFW: www.bfwrecordings.com/releases/PoodleplayArkestra/DevelopmentsInCalligraphy More from Poodleplay Arkestra: poodleplayarkestra.bandcamp...
Keywords: bfw; poodleplay arkestra; manchester; ambient; experimental; chill
|I Heard Something In The Distance volume 7 - a BFW Recordings sampler [BFW112] - BFW recordings|
Original cover photograph by Fiona Burgin The seventh compilation from BFW recordings, featuring music from current and future BFW releases, from December 2010 to March 2011. This is probably the most ambient compilation we have released so far, although there are elements of indie guitar noise and glitchy electronics thrown in there for good measure. All in all, a great album showcasing the wide range of music we release - all available to download for free from BFW recordings.
Keywords: bfw; ambient; electronic; IDM; indie; experimental
|Bing Satellites - Little Waves [BFW029] - BFW recordings|
More chilled sounds from Bing Satellites, this time more ambient than shoegaze.
Keywords: bing, satellites, bfw, recordings, ambient, experimental, shoegaze
|I Heard Something In The Distance volume 8 - a BFW recordings sampler [BFW129] - various artists|
The eighth BFW compilation featuring music from albums and EPs released in March to May 2011. The whole range of music we release it here - from indie guitars to lush ambience to weird electronic noise and much more besides. MUSIC: 01. Cluster One - Hemisphere 02. Daniel Land & The Modern Painters - Echo & Narcissus 03. The Slides - 1971 04. Ketsa - Ruling Planet 05. Poodleplay Arkestra - Santa's New Civilian Clothes 06...
Keywords: bfw; ambient; indie; shoegaze; electronica; IDM; experimental
|The BFW Christmas Album 2012 - various artists|
Ho! Ho! Ho! It's that time of year again. Nights are growing darker. There's a chill in the air and turkeys are starting to get nervous. For the third year running, we have collected together a selection of brand new Christmas music from artists from around the world. The is a nice mix of music - indie, ambient, electronic and some zombies thrown in for good measure! This music is for everyone, so feel free to share it with your family and friends or on your blog, website or radio station...
Keywords: christmas; bfw; indie; ambient; IDM; electronic; experimental
|Album In A Day volume 2 - 19 March 2011 [BFW116] - various artists|
After the resounding success of Album In A Day volume 1, we quickly decided that we would have to try this again some time. So earlier this year, we invited musicians from around the world to each write and record a completely new song, from scratch on 19 March 2011. All the songs would be collected together the next day and released as a free download and bit torrent on Monday 21 March 2011. The response has been phenomenal! 27 songs from musicians all over the world and a wide range of styles ...
Keywords: bfw; ambient; experimental; house; indie; shoegaze; IDM
|Ketsa-Eleven - BFW Recordings|
New mini album from one of London's most inventive producers. The mix of electronics and live instruments and the fusion of many styles produces a sound unique to Ketsa. A soundtrack to an imaginary movie.
Keywords: ketsa; eleven; bfw; ambient; experimental; samples; electronic
|Mildly Abrasive Plastic Particle - MagicVan|
Behold, the new release from MagicVan! More of the most entertaining and original sounds you'll hear, oh I don't know, this side of Hackney! Taren McCallan-Moore's unique blend of abstract sound collages, weird electronics, humour and downright craziness is always a joy to hear. MagicVan on the web: tarenmccallan.co.uk magicvan.bandcamp.com www.tarenvegas.blogspot.com
Keywords: bfw; magicvan; experimental; avant garde; humour; soundscape; ambient
|The Lonesome Leaves [BFW094] - i AM esper|
The sixth release on BFW from i AM esper on BFW recordings is a bit of a change of pace. This EP starts off much more peacefully and atmospheric than previous releases with the sound of gentle stream and quietly plucked guitars, though the hypnotic feel and drone make their presence felt.
Keywords: i am esper, bfw, guitar, drone, experimental, ambient
|Ghouls 'N Eggs - Olhodocu EP - BFW recordings|
More electronic brain noise from Brazil, this time with more of a techno flavour and an 18 minute bonus ambient track.
Keywords: ghouls, eggs, olhodocu, bfw, recordings, experimental, glitch, ambient
|Magic Van - A Vorkinzeebark [BFW015] - BFW Recordings|
There is nothing like this. From ambient to electronica to glitch to god-knows-what-else. Get ready for the crazy world of Magic Van.
Keywords: ambient, electronica, experimental, crazy, world, magic, van, vorkinzeebark, bfw, recordings
|Strange and Distant: Hold On To Life [BFW080] - i AM esper|
The fourth release on BFW from i AM esper is another collection of guitar drones.These, however, are much more chilled and less in your face. The hypnotic quality is still there but these recordings are verging on the ambient. OTHER RELEASES:Over The Atlantic [BFW058] Released 12 July 2010The Slumber Of The Grayscale Moths [BFW062] Released 2 August 2010Meditation For Sea Turtles [BFW071] Released 6 September 2010Strange and Distant: Hold On To Life [BFW080] Released 4 October 2010
Keywords: bfw, i am esper, guitar, drone, ambient, experimental
|Totally Unimportant [BFW166] - dmyra|
Some musicians seems unhindered by genre and technique. Here we have a mix of real instruments, electronics and vocals to produce an ever-changing and very pleasing EP. dmyra on the web: www.metaforr.org
Keywords: dmyra; bfw; experimental; electronic; glitch; indie; ambient; acoustic; nowave; noage
|Photosynthesis [BFW089] - piper_ben|
We are delighted to welcome piper_ben to BFW recordings! His debut EP on BFW is an interesting mix of experimental ambient and mixed up house.
Keywords: ambient; IDM; house; beats; bfw; piper_ben; experimental; ambient dub
|Black Sign on Coloured Background - Black Sign on Coloured Background|
Here is something quite special. After their recent success playing the first ever BFW live online concert, four of the members of Swedish electronic music collective Dogma Noveau have collaborated on this unique and brilliant album. This really is a wonderful album. We hope they do this again some time soon. BSCB is a collaborative concept, a remixive co-release by Meteer, Exterm, Closer Contact and Integer Ring...
Keywords: bfw; dogma noveau; ambient; electronic; glitch; experimental; soundscape; remix; collaboration
|Geography 2 [BFW106] - Closer Contact and Meteer|
Closer Contact and Meteer return with a second collaborative album. Following on from the first volume of Geography, which was described as 'one of the best albums of 2010', this is another masterpiece! The music is abstract and electronic and quite minimal, but Closer Contact and Meteer have created another album of quiet psychedelic beauty. So will this be described as 'one of the best albums of 2011'? Take a listen and judge for yourself! All songs written by Magnus Larsson and Bjorn Asserhed...
Keywords: ambient; abstract; experimental; electronic; bfw; meteer; closer contact
|Post Silence [BFW077] - Solar Smoke|
This is one interesting album! This is an electronic album - but it is so much more - glitchy, ambient, distorted and grainy, hints of wall of sound shoegaze, post punk new wave and much more.
Keywords: bfw, solar smoke, glitch, ambient, chill, IDM, experimental
|I Heard Something In The Distance volume 5 - a BFW recordings sampler - BFW recordings|
The fifth compilation from BFW recordings, featuring music from current and future BFW releases, from August to October 2010. This album spans a wide range of music - ambient, IDM, drone, post rock and shoegaze - but has a much more experimental vibe than previous compilations. It is a fantastic collection of new music and a damn good listen. Click the song titles for download links more info on their original releases...
Keywords: bfw; ambient; shoegaze; indie; post rock; glitch; drone; experimental; chill
|The Silent Committee - Regret [BFW004] - BFW Recordings|
Wonderfully dark single following on from the album 'The Missing' and EP 'Rolig' with cover art by Jenny Eve Van Den Arend.
Keywords: experimental; ambient; dark; rebelradio.fm; bfw; silent; committee
|Mind Music Matter - Ketsa|
Cover painting by Dina Chhan. More at www.artistdina.com The sublime new album from Ketsa. Ketsa's sixth album on BFW is a precisely crafted, beautiful mix of electronics, percussion, acoustic instruments and atmospheres. Those of you who have heard Ketsa's music will know you're in for a treat. Ketsa on the web: www.ketsa.co.uk www.myspace.com/ketsad soundcloud.com/ketsa_music
Keywords: bfw; ketsa; ambient; electronic; acoustic; experimental; soundtrack; soundscape
|Three Word Seminary - Meteer|
The new experimental ambient album from Meteer. This is another triumph! Meteer once again delivers an album of immense beauty. A kind of slow and glitchy atmospheric ambience that is at once electronic and organic. This kind of music could be cold but I always feel with Meteer's music that we are watching a story unfold around us.
Keywords: meteer; bfw; ambient; experimental; electronic; organic; glitch; atmospheric